Improving food safety 'the natural way' would certainly appeal to
the increasingly health vigilant consumer. Scientists in the UK
have been looking at a variety of natural antimicrobials that could
extend food shelf-life...
Researchers in Canada are developing a natural antibody cocktail
that they claim can help prevent the most common foodborne germs,
including E. coli and Salmonella, which cause thousands to become
ill or even die each year.
Aquentium CEO Mark Taggatz has emphasised key strategies on how the
company's wholly owned subsidiary, Food Safe, is aiming to
alleviate current fears within the food industry - an area of
growing interest given the current political...
Are our spending patterns dictated by fear? A new report from
Datamonitor suggests that this is, indeed, the case. In order to
feel safer about purchases, consumer concerns over crime,
terrorism, food safety and disease determine...
The European Commission has announced a proposal to harmonise
maximum residue levels for pesticides in products of plant and
animal origin. The proposal aims to consolidate and simplify
The European Commission has adopted a series of guidelines aimed at
clearly defining what is acceptable in the field of genetically
modified foods - a move that should have significant impacts on
Poultry processors have been warned by a report from the UK Food
Standards Agency which shows that there is a continuing problem
with added water and animal protein in chicken supplied to
restaurants and takeaways.
The European Commission's Scientific Committee on Food (SCF) has
released its opinion on the safety of carrageenan, mainly in
response to work published by Tobacman in October 2001, reports
Reading Scientific Services this week.
Making one's way around the European Commission website is a
challenge at the best of times. CORDIS, the European Commission's
research and development information service, is aiming to make
life easier for scientists with...
Celsis International has said that Nestle's global R&D site in
Konolfingen has invested in the new Celsis CellScan system for
testing its milk and cream based products after its evaluation of
available ATP based testing systems.
For food and beverage companies, testing water samples for the
presence of coliforms is one of the most important preventative
measures in the battle against outbreaks of harmful bacteria. In
response to growing demand for solutions,...
Is the quest for healthier foods affecting quality? Leif Kjærgaard
from Danish ingredients company Danisco suggests food ingredients
quality is much more important than if the food ingredients are
natural or not.
Lock Inspection Systems' 3f triple frequency detector for food
processing applications will be making its first appearance at
Anuga Foodtec this year. The Triple frequency detection is the
latest in several hi-tech features introduced...
Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology claim to have
developed a more efficient, less costly method of disinfecting
water used in food processing. The new Advanced Disinfection
Technology System relies on ultraviolet...
An acidified calcium sulphate solution called Safe2O has been shown
to significantly reduce the amount of Listeria monocytogenes on hot
dogs and prevented regrowth of the pathogen over a 12-week period.
Aquentium, has filed a trademark application for #1 Patriot Food
Safe Fruits and Vegetables, its food safety process for the
protection of fresh food products, with the United States Patent
Trademark Office and is planning to license...
The number of deaths from foodborne diseases is likely to be
underestimated, finds a study in this week's British Medical
Journal - a fact that could force many food manufacturers to
re-evaluate present labelling and food safety...
The UK division of Cintex, a leader in the design, production and
manufacturing of food contaminant detection equipment, is to
preview its latest low-cost X-ray technology offerings at the CIFA
2003, to be held in Rennes, France,...
The European Commission confirmed its commitment to food safety and
the consumer this week when Commissioner David Byrne announced much
tougher measures - including criminal sanctions - to strengthen
food and feed safety controls.
In the US, the Food Safety Summit is to be held, 18-20 March, at
the Washington, D.C. Convention Center. The event is expected to
attract more than 1,000 food safety professionals and will be
addressing a number of key issues including...
A rise in reported outbreaks of foodborne diseases such as
Salmonella and E. coli from eating fresh fruit and vegetables has
prompted scientists in the US to take a closer look at processing
In the US, Tuscarora, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Swedish group
SCA and a division of SCA North America, has formed a new division
that will specialise in products and services for the temperature
Nutraceutical Clinical Laboratories International has said that
tests conducted at its research and development facility have
demonstrated that one of its preservatives, NuPreserv, has been
proven to significantly extend the shelf...